Iron Man mittens: tutorial part 2

Free crochet tutorial iron man fingerless mittens Crafternoon Treats 34This is part 2 of the crochet tutorial on the Iron Man fingerless mittens.

This tutorial and the pattern are written using UK terms.

Step 1

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Complete a first row of half trebles in red yarn into the row of dc below

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You have completed a row of double crochet stitches around the top of the cuff

We are now going to continue and make the body of the fingerless mitten.

You should have a joined cuff with one row of double crochet stitches using yellow yarn for the yellow stripe and red for the rest of the cuff. Count your stitches. You should have a number equal to the rows in your cuff. I had 34 stitches in my mitts.

Turn your work, make two chains and work a half treble stitch into each of the dc in the row below. Work all around and join with a slip stitch.

Turn your work. Make two chains and then work a half treble stitch into each half treble stitch in the row below.

It is important that you turn your work as this creates attractive ridges on the body of the mitten.

Step 2

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After three rows, do three rows of half trebles but do not join with a slip stitch

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Continue round the cuff in half trebles in red, turning your work for each row

Continue until you have three rows of half treble stitches in red.

You now need to leave a space for the thumb hole.

Turn your work, make two chains and work a half treble into each stitch below.

When you get to the end of the row, do not join with a slip stitch.

Turn your work, make two chains and complete the next row.

Complete two more rows (three in total) without joining with a slip stitch.

Step 3

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Carry on until the mitten is long enough for your wearer

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Continue working in half trebles, turning your work for each row

Turn your work and work the next row (Row 7). At the end of the row join with a slip stitch.

Turn your work and continue working half treble rows in red until your mitt is long enough to reach the first joint of your wearer’s hand. (Trying on is ideal.)

As a guide, I completed a further five rows.

Fasten off the red yarn.

The first picture on the right shows the left hand glove, palm facing up when I had completed two rows beyond the thumbhole. The picture on the far right shows the mitten the other way round with all of the red rows completed.

Change to yellow. Work a final row, using dc stitches, one in each half treble below.

Fasten off the yarn.

Weave in all the remaining ends.

Step 4

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The thumbhole is neatened by a single row of double crochet

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The mitt is well on the way to being complete

Tidying the thumb hole.

This probably looks a bit uneven at the moment so we are going to crochet a single row of double crochet all around to neaten it up.

It looks best if this is done in red yarn.

Join the yarn at any point and work a single row of dc. I worked 18 stitches but it is not essential to match that. You may have a couple more or less.

Just make sure your thumb still fits through the thumbhole and there are no big gaps.

Step 5

Making the zapper.

Work in pale turquoise yarn. I used Stylecraft Special DK in Sherbert. Make 4 chains and join together with a slip stitch.

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Start making a small circle using bright and light turquoise yarn

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Start with 4 chains and then do 12dc into the centre of the chain

Make 12 double crochet stitches into the centre of the chain ring.

You can do this using a magic circle if you prefer.

Join the first row of dc with a slip stitch.

For the second row of the circle make 1dc into the first stitch then 2 dc into the second, then 1dc into the next and 2dc into the one after. Continue like this all the way round the circle.

Join with a slip stitch.

For the third round of the circle, make 1dc into the first two stitches and then 2dc into the third. Make 1dc into the next two stitches and 2 dc into the third. Continue like this all the way round the circle.

Join with a slip stitch. Leave the ends quite long.

Step 6

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When the other mitten is complete you have a pair of Iron Man fingerless mittens

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Make a fourth row to the circle using yellow yarn

Change to yellow yarn.

Make one row of dc around the edge of the circle. Do this by making 1dc into the first three stitches and then 2dc into the fourth. Continue repeating this pattern of 1:1:1:2 all the way round.

Join with a slip stitch.

Use the ends to sew the zapper to the glove. Put the glove on to position the zapper so it lies in the centre of your palm.

Step 7

Complete the second mitt, make sure all the ends are woven in neatly and the job is finished.

Your comments are appreciated!

This is my first crochet tutorial and pattern so I have probably made mistakes. Please comment and let me know if I can improve this 🙂

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